'''Joseph Warren Robinett, Jr.''' (born December 25, 1951)
[ In the A. Miller interview, Robinett says he was 26 in November 1977.]
is a designer of interactive computer graphics software
, notable as the developer of the Atari 2600
's ''Adventure (1979 video game)|Adventure
'' — the first graphical adventure video game
— and as a founder of The Learning Company
where he designed ''Rocky's Boots
and ''Robot Odyssey
''. More recently he has worked on virtual reality
Robinett graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts|B.A.
from Rice University
with a major in "Computer Applications to Language and Art".
After graduating from Rice University, he was a Fortran
programmer for Western Geophysical